While Mumbai is known for its vintage and liberating architectural fabric, there are many parts of the city communicating active sports and activities, like cycling, trekking, exploration, etc. There are many cycling trails in Mumbai that you can explore on your way. Here is a list of a few trails that you can pin before you head out pedalling.
1. Marine Drive to Fort:
This 15-km long trail extends from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to the fort area. However, the trip begins from Churchgate. This trail runs alongside scenic views, embracing the Victorian Architecture of South Mumbai.
The trail sprawls further along the Sasson docks, covering Crawford market, Marine Drive and Mumbadevi Temple. While paddling along these streets, you wont be able to ignore a 3.5 km road tucked in lush greenery, making it one of the most beautiful and busiest lanes of Mumbai.
2. Goregaon to Aarey Milk:
One of the greenest regions of the city, Aarey Milk is not only sweet to the eye, but also comes with a cycling trail, picnic spots and boulevards hanging from both sides of the road. So, if you are on the lookout for a scenic cycling trail, your search might just end here along with Chhota Kashmir passing by.
The recreational space of Chhota Kashmir with a garden and a lake encompasses paddle boats and some rides that you would love to embrace on your trip there!
3. Nariman point to Malabar Hill:
Start from Nariman Point and drive upto Malabar Hill paddling through Marine Drive. Gaze up to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the city that along with some greenery, light up the fabric of the city.
Talking relatively, this route is easier one to cycle on but the difficulty level might increase slightly as you near the end of this trail. Anyway, this will help you with resilience and endurance.
4. Bandra to Churchgate
You can start cycling from Bandra and travel all through Dadar while leering at the skyscraper beauty on the Worli Sea Face. This 20 km long stretch takes you from the Dadar crowd to the peaceful Hills of Malabar (quite the contrast, right?)
People quote the Malabar Hills trail to be more exhausting due to the difference in the terrain. However, this will ease up as your approach Marine Drive.
5. BKC- Bandra Kurla Complex
Filled up with restaurants and office spaces, BKC strikes you with one of the most popular cycling trails in Mumbai. Not to mention the smooth and wide roads in the area that makes your cycling experience more fun and interesting.
This area is also known for hosting cycling competitions and other sports activities, so make sure you are all updated with all of them. However, the area tends to get busy after 8 am, so try and make sure you opt for a morning cycle routine.
Be it experiencing the best parts of Mumbai or drenching in these aesthetic cycling trails, these paths are worth covering on a bike. Make sure you save this post, share it across your cycling groups and make sure to cover these while you are looking for cycling trails in Mumbai!